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By SHARLYNE ERI
CHILDREN with disability who are constantly engaged in play or physical activities improve their abilities more than those who do not, Cheshire disAbility Services programme officer Joyce Koupere says.
She made the observation known while receiving toys from the Dekenai Construction Ltd (DCL) yesterday.
Koupere said playing was part of a child’s learning process, especially for those with special needs, and toys would make a big difference.
She said that Cheshire was in the process of piloting inclusive early childhood learning and the donation was an encouragement for the management to go ahead with the plan.
“We are trying to start off Cheshire to be piloting inclusive early childhood care and we’ve been going around in schools,” Koupere said.
“Our programmes are even in other provinces with the help of Unicef (United Nations Children’s Fund) and we are more focused in early childhood care development.”
DCL general manager Jamie Mitchell said that the company, being a family-owned business, felt the need to give back to a family-oriented organisation that engaged with children such as Cheshire.
Mitchell said that Dekenai had become very much a part of PNG after years of existence in the country and tried to give back to the community.
He commended Cheshire for its continued service towards people with special needs for the last 50 years.

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